Category Archives for Inspiration and Motivation

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SURVIVAL TIPS FOR NANOWRIMO

It’s almost that time again, when writers hibernate for a month, overindulge in chocolate and coffee, surface wild-haired and bloodshot-eyed to get more supplies and are often heard at night howling literary expletives to the moon. November is Nanowrimo, National Novel Writing Month, when writers all over the world join hands in a virtual Ring […]

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FIFTY SHADES OF GREEN – ARE YOU JEALOUS?

  If I have one more non-writer friend ask me, ’Why didn’t you write Fifty Shades of Grey?’ I’ll scream.  My writing colleagues wouldn’t think of asking me that question because we all know that even if any one of us had written that trilogy, we could just as easily have sunk into obscurity. Success […]

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DO WRITERS FESTIVALS INSPIRE YOU?

It’s countdown time to the Brisbane Writers Festival and I’m like a kid waiting for Christmas. I’m not ashamed to admit it – I’m a writers festival groupie. I’ve been to the BWF for the last 5 or 6 years running – maybe longer, I’ve lost count, but it’s now become a must-do event in […]

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